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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Introduction to Coding in Python I

New to coding? Learn Python, one of the most widely used programming languages in the software industry and a pathway to high-demand careers in web development and data science. We'll focus on fundamental computer science concepts, control and data structures, and best practices for coding and debugging in Python. You'll learn concepts such as statements and variables, expressions, conditionals, booleans, while loops, randomness and libraries.

You’ll complete a variety of fun and engaging coding exercises under the instructor's guidance and then explore and practice the concepts at your own pace with support. The exercises allow for a variety of learning styles and ability levels, allowing you to build skills in writing, debugging, analyzing and comprehending code.

Who Should Register 

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. No previous programming experience is required, but you should expect to learn at a fast pace.


TechSmart is a Seattle company that partners with school districts to train teachers to teach computer science and coding. This course is led by instructors who are trained in TechSmart’s rigorous and engaging curriculum. Approved by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the curriculum supports fully differentiated instruction and learning, ensuring that each student is challenged with the appropriate level of difficulty.

More Information

This remote course is taught via Canvas and/or Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam. 

See the Policies page for details about registration policies, COVID-19 vaccination requirements and more. 


Jul 11–Jul 22, 2022

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Refund Deadline
Jun 1, 2022